RE: The Catcher in the Rye help with homework Chapter 9
- What Holden sees the couple at the Edmont Hotel squirting water at each other, what does he think?
- Holden is very aware of the way he acts and of his own identity. Cite two examples of explanations he gives for his behavior.
- What does Holden have against bald men?
- Why does Holden want to give Faith Cavendish a phony name over the phone?
What does Holden have against bald men?
The bellboy is an old man with a combover who depresses Holden to look at. He says that he would rather be bald than comb all of his hair over to the side. He says that it was a “gorgeous” job for a guy around 65 years old to be doing, carrying luggage and waiting around for a tip. It shows that Holden does have compassion and certainly has an specific idea of what he thinks a person with a good life should be doing as an adult.